Jazz 100 - Cannonball Adderley 09 Jul 2017
A winning blend of catchy melodies and grooving impetus, together with his soulful exuberance on alto saxophone, made Cannonball a hero of the 1960s ‘soul jazz’ movement. His quintet, with brother Nat on cornet, took two attempts at lift-off, suspended while Cannonball made a major impact with Miles Davis, before Cannonball’s ability to engage emphatically with an audience saw him soar.
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy play Cannonball at this year's Festival. Read more about the show here!